Apple left Europe's largest consumer electronics retailer, Dixons Carphone, off its list of UK suppliers for its forthcoming Watch wearable, according to the CEO of the retailer's UK and Ireland operations.
Vendors will ship a total of 45.7 million wearable units in 2015, up 133.4 per cent from 2014.
Facebook unit WhatsApp is finally launching voice calling service for its Android users. An updated version of the application is now available via Google Play and the company has promised to bring the feature to Apple's iOS shortly.
Google recently admitted that it began a quiet change whereby, for the first time, its staff are now part of a process that vets apps before they are approved for distribution in Google Play. For developers, the change may be a mixed blessing, particularly if it affects how quickly they can deploy an app or mobile game to the Android market.
For a lot of app developers, the word "explicit" may not come up a lot unless you're referring to some of the more violent content you see in certain mobile games. Apple, however, wants to make it a much bigger part of their vocabulary.
Federal mandates put in place when Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2011 could force the conglomerate to the bargain table with Apple over the tech giant's upcoming streaming pay-TV service.
I can't say I'm not intrigued by the possibility--seemingly real this time--that Apple will launch a streaming pay-TV service. But at the end of the day, will it really matter to me if I'm seeing it via a groundbreaking $40-a-month OTT service, or the TV Everywhere component of a stripped down $40-a-month traditional cable package?
As smartphone vendor HTC gears up to launch its new One M9 flagship Android smartphone, the company said it will offer a phone-replacement service to U.S. One M9 users at no additional cost. The program will provide users with one free replacement for up to a year after they buy their One M9--no questions asked.
Apple wants to move quickly on its over-the-top pay-TV service, and it's willing to make major concessions to programmers to make it happen.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch "will be the first modern smartwatch--the first one that matters," even if its usefulness is not readily apparent.